Tarantino eyes Manson Family murders for next film

The director is already meeting with A-list talent for the project

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It's unclear who Pitt might play, though Manson is an obvious pick. - Reuters picWASHINGTON, July 12 ― An examination of the Manson Family murders will be the focus of a Quentin Tarantino film, with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence among those approached to star.

As per the Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino - whose most recent film was 2015's The Hateful Eight - is planning on writing and directing the film, as he's done for much of his career. Manson, who is in his 80s now, was the leader, and proposed lead singer, of the Manson Family, a fringe group of outsiders who became the most famous mass murderers in America.

While a release date is yet to be set, it is based on Greg King's book Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders. Manson and some of his followers were sentenced to life in prison for their murders. Tate was an actress who was married to director Roman Polanski.

Sharon Tate, the wife of the director was eight months pregnant with their first child when she was killed.

No casting has been announced for the Manson film, but Tim Roth told ABC Radio that Tarantino likes working with the same actors again and again - including himself, Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz.

Now he's decided what he wants his 10th feature film to be, and it'll be about the Manson Family Murders.

For Tarantino, who says he is expecting to retire after his next two films, this project may serve as a bit of a challenge for the veteran director who has previously only dealt with fictional subject matter.

Fans would be eager to see what unique angle Tarantino brings to the infamous murders.

If the movie comes together, it would be Tarantino's first film to be based on true events, assuming you don't count Aldo Raine's murderous rampage through Germany in "Inglourious Basterds". The plan as of now is to begin shooting in the summer of 2018.

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